Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Exeter
February 28, 2023
Offerd Salary:£30,502
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Exeter (Hybrid)


The starting salary will be from £30,502 up to £36,386 on Grade E, depending on qualifications and experience.


Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).

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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Job description

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

This role offers the opportunity for hybrid working – some time on campus and some from home.

We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements.

This role may be subject to additional background screening.

The above full-time post is available from 1st December 2022 - 31st November 2024 in the Medical School Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.

The post

The College wishes to recruit a Full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellow to play a key role in an exciting NIHR i4i-funded innovative study which explores the extent that gaitQ's smart cueing system improves the gait of people with Parkinson's, and other clinical conditions in both clinical and everyday environments. This is an exciting opportunity to work with both an SME and a vibrant, growing research grouping. The research fellow will be responsible to Prof Dawes. The post holder will work closely with a grouping of talented multidisciplinary researchers within the Exeter BRC and [email protected] This post would be suitable for a postgraduate seeking wider experience in applied clinical research to develop their portfolio of clinical research expertise, biomechanics and movement science skills and to develop their expertise in clinical trial management. This NIHR-funded post is available immediately to 31st November 2024. The successful applicant will role includes:

  • Developing research objectives, projects and proposals;

  • Conducting individual or collaborative research projects;

  • Identifying sources of funding and contributing to the process of securing funds;
  • Extending, transforming and applying knowledge acquired from scholarship to research and appropriate external activities;
  • Writing or contributing to publications or disseminating research findings using media appropriate to the discipline;
  • Making presentations at conferences or exhibiting work in other appropriate events;
  • Assessing, interpreting and evaluating outcomes of research;
  • Developing new concepts and ideas to extend intellectual understanding;
  • Resolving problems of meeting research objectives and deadlines;
  • Developing ideas for generating income and promoting research area;
  • Developing ideas for the application of research outcomes;
  • Deciding on /following research programmes and methodologies, often in collaboration with colleagues and sometimes subject to the approval of the head of the research programme on fundamental issues.

  • Mentoring colleagues with less experience and advising on their professional development;

  • Coaching and supporting colleagues in developing their research techniques;
  • Supervising the work of others, for example in research teams or projects;
  • Developing productive working relationships with other members of staff;
  • Co-ordinating the work of colleagues to ensure equitable access to resources and facilities;
  • Dealing with standard problems and help colleagues to resolve their concerns about progress in research.
  • To routinely communicate complex and conceptual ideas to those with limited knowledge as well as to peers using high-level skills and a range of media and to present the results of scientific research to sponsors and at conferences.
  • About you

    The successful applicant will be able to develop research objectives, projects and propoals; identify sources of research funding and contribute to the process of securing funds and make presentations at conferences and other events.

    Applicants will possess a relevant PhD or near to completion or equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study. The successful applicant will be a nationally recognised authority in Biomechanics or motor behaviour or sport and exercise sciences or physical therapy or physical activity, and public health and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies. The successful applicant will also be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as a team leader as required. Applicants will be able to act as team leaders, work with a team, manage the project, communicate with patients, families and stakeholders, have statistical analysis skills, excellent writing and verbal skills and be familiar with the technology.

    Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role by clicking on the attachment.

    What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career

  • A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy

  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon

  • The University of Exeter

    We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

    Our research income in recent years means we're the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world's most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is of international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City

    Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

    With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

    Further Information

    Please contact professor Helen dawes, e-mail [email protected]

    The College is proud to have a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment and impact to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects. Our Inspiring Stories tell you more about how we support our staff, including through a mentoring programme to help our staff learn from the professional and life experience of colleagues and explore opportunities and actions for career progression.

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